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• JOIN OUR TEAM: Admin & Development Assistant Position Open
The Administrative & Development Assistant supports and sometimes leads a wide variety of office administrative functions, office management, and event planning, preparation, and execution, in support of EDC’s advocacy, accounting, administrative, fund development and programs. MORE>>
• Tell Sacramento to Close Oil & Gas Loophole in Marine Protected Area
Will you take one minute to sign this petition urging our legislators to close an oil and gas drilling loophole and protect a Marine Protected Area just off our coast near Vandenberg Air Force Base? MORE>>
• EDC Endorses Healthy Air and Water Initiative
EDC has endorsed the Healthy Air and Water Initiative, which would prohibit the County of Santa Barbara from approving "high intensity petroleum operations" such as fracking, acidization and cyclic steam injection. The Initiative wsa proposed in response to the rapid increase in applications to pursue these practices locally. These projects threaten air and water quality, water supplies, agriculture, scenic vistas, wildlife and contribute to climate change. The Initiative, which has qualified for the Nov 2014 ballot, affects the unicorporated areas of the County.
• CAMP 4: 1,400 Acres in the Santa Ynez Valley
EDC represents the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance in response to a proposal by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to transfer the 1400-acre Camp 4 property from private fee ownership into trust for the tribe. SYVA hired EDC to help evaluate the environmental resources on the Camp 4 site, and to help preserve the majority of the property as open space while providing the opportunity for development of housing for the Santa Ynez Band. MORE>>
Remember Venoco's Carpinteria project? Three years after 70% of voters said NO to the company's oil and gas scheme with Measure J, Venoco is back again proposing to slant drill with a 175-foot rig next to City Hall, the Carpinteria Bluffs preserve, Arbol Verde neighborhood and the harbor seal sanctuary. MORE>>


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